Orange County – Local

Local Orange Couty, California

Is IUSD Seeking a $558 Million Bond?

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My Sunday night was interrupted by a telephone survey.  I started to hem and haw, but the call said it was about a local community issue, so I agreed and we proceeded with a series of questions.  The survey appears to have been commissioned by the Irvine Unified School District to ascertain voter preferences about…

GOP Pivots on Strength of Kang’s Candidacy; Ling Ling Chang Jumps into SD-29

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The California Republican Party has cried “Uncle” with today’s announcement that State Rep Ling Ling Chang, in the assembly just six months, will challenge Sukhee Kang for the State Senate seat in SD-29.  The previous announced Republican candidate, Tim Shaw from LaHabra, will instead run for Chang’s assembly seat. While we were working on confirming this…

Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Falsely Claims Credit for Little Saigon Business Sign

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This post began with a notation from the minutes of the May 12 Santa Ana Planning Commission meeting.  In closing comments, from Vice Chair Sean H. Mill, this bullet: “Shared that he (Mill) has been working with Vietnamese business community in Little Saigon regarding adding a privately-funded business monument sign at Euclid and Newhope Streets, which…

DFOC hosts fundraiser for Savary for Congress

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Dr. Suzanne Joyce Savary is a retired Associate Professor of Management Communication at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and has been CEO of her own Management Consulting Firm, specializing in turnarounds for companies paralyzed by resistance to change. Sue is the founding President of the Newport Beach Women’s Democratic…

Senator Elizabeth Warren isn’t running for President

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

I collected a couple of “Elizabeth Warren for President” buttons at the California Democratic Party convention two weekends ago, but her “candidacy is something that’s not going to happen.  In one of the more definitive statements to date, Senator Warren has made it clear she’s not a candidate for president in 2016 because “I already…

Irvine’s Republicans Keep Moving Backwards

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The Irvine Republican Council majority did two things last night — they repealed the city’s Living Wage ordinance and they eliminated the city’s already cheaper than cheap Business Tax license fee of $51 per business.  The Voice of OC does a nice job of summarizing the meeting here. It was a big night for Mayor Pro…